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Qualcomm Overview

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San Diego, CA
10000+ employees
1985
Company - Public (QCOM)
Computer Hardware & Software
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Intel Corporation, MediaTek, Broadcom

Working at Qualcomm

Billions, maybe trillions of times a day…

That’s how often people around the world touch something made better by Qualcomm. It could be the smartphone in your pocket, the tablet on your coffee table, that wireless modem in your ... Read more

Mission: To continually push the boundaries of what's possible in technology.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2015 (#14), 2014 (#13), 2013 (#38), 2012 (#21), 2011 (#36), 2010 (#25), 2009 (#39)

Highest Rated CEOs: 2014 (#5), 2013 (#8)

Qualcomm Reviews

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    Current Employee - Engineering Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Technology
    Fast paced work environment
    Good benefits
    Financially stable

    Cons

    Executive team not aggressive
    Pay below expectations

    Advice to Management

    Be more visible in marketplace
    Market company technology and roadmap better

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Qualcomm Interviews

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    Software Engineer(Internship) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in La Jolla, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Qualcomm (La Jolla, CA).

    Interview

    On campus interview at UCSD. Roughly an hour long. Talked briefly about items mentioned in my resume and asked some questions getting more of a feel for my character. This portio took maybe ~15-20 minutes. Then he moved onto technical question.

    Interview Questions

    • Q: given an encoded input string that is in 7-bit ascii rather than 8-bits, decode the buffer string and place into new string containing normal 8-bit ASCII.   Answer Question
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Qualcomm Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2014
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